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Tweezers are small tools used for picking up objects too small to be easily handled with the human fingers. The tool is most likely derived from tongs, pincers, or scissors-like pliers used to grab or hold hot objects since the dawn of recorded history.



Tweezers come in a variety of tip shapes and sizes. Blunt tip tweezers have a rounded end which can be used when a pointed object may get entangled, when manipulating cotton swabs, for example. Flat tip tweezers, pictured at right, have an angled tip which may be used for removing splinters. Some tweezers have a long needle-like tip which may be useful for reaching into small crevices. Triangular tip tweezers have larger, wider tips useful for gripping larger objects. Tweezers with curved tips also exist, sometimes called bent forceps.





How do you choose tweezers?

Your tweezers should be made of strong and durable metal. If you've had to replace your tweezers multiple times, they are not doing their job. A good pair of tweezers should last a very long time – potentially a lifetime. Tip: keep the protective casing for your tweezer tips + put it back on after every use.



My sister-in-law introduced me to Rubis tweezers and once I tried them I could never buy any other brand. For tweezing errant hairs the slant tips are the best in the world. How can one brand of tweezers be superior to another? These are made from quality metal that has been made so thin at the tip that you can get the edge under a hair that has barely broken the skin surface. Other brands are thick and clunky by comparison and you have to wait for the hair to be much longer - so much more visible - before you can remove it. I figure better quality is bound to cost more. If this were so easy to do, why aren’t all tweezers equally good?